Category:Pattern recognition

A 1900 photo of A U.S. Census Bureau employee working on A Hollireth Tabulator

Methods of using computers to recognize patterns such as character recognition, data mining and text recognition


  • Character recognition - or optical character recognition or OCR, the electronic translation of scanned images of text into machine-encoded text
  • Handwriting recognition - the use of electronics to identify a handwriting style with a particular writer
  • Speech recognition - the use of electronics to identify and translate the sounds of the spoken word into machine-encoded text
  • Text recognition - another type of character recognition focusing on the identification of printed texts